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Submit EIR Comments

Here’s how you can submit comments requesting increased scoping for the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for 1979 Mission Street

Options for submitting comments:

  • Copy and paste the sample text below into an email to the Sarah Jones, Director of Environmental Planning.
  • Print the PDF sample letter, then sign it, and mail or fax it to the Planning Department.
  • Use the text below to help you draft your own letter to mail, fax, or email to Sarah Jones.

Address comments to:
Sarah Jones, Director of Environmental Planning

Send email to Director Jones, Director of Planning John Rahaim, Supervisor Campos, and the Planning Commissioners:
sarah.b.jones@sfgov.org, john.rahaim@sfgov.org, david.campos@sfgov.org, cwu.planning@gmail.com, planning@rodneyfong.com, wordweaver21@aol.com, christine.d.johnson@sfgov.org, richhillissf@yahoo.com, mooreurban@aol.com, dennis.richards@sfgov.org, andy@plaza16.org

Fax: 415-558-6409

Mailing Address:
Sara Jones, Director of Environmental Planning
San Francisco Planning Department
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103

 


SAMPLE LETTER
Cut and paste the text below into an email or use as a guide to write your own letter.

Subject line of email: EIR Scoping Comments: 1979 Mission Street, Case No. 2013.1543E


 

Sarah Jones
Director of Environmental Planning
San Francisco Planning Department
1650 Mission Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103

Dear Director Jones,

I am writing to request that the Planning Department increase the scoping of the Environmental Impact Report for 1979 Mission Street, for the following reasons:

The proposed project is not affordable for the existing community.

  • People who need stable, affordable housing will be unable afford the rents at 1979 Mission.
  • The developers are proposing the minimum required number of below market-rate units and even these units will be rented at Area Medium Income levels too high for most in the existing community.
  • The new high-end retail will cater to wealthier residents.
  • If this project is built, property values in the neighborhood will go up. Speculators will evict, buy out, and intimidate many current working-class tenants to re-rent their apartments at much higher rates. Existing families and business in the area will be priced out by rising rents and be forced to leave.

The proposed project will hurt children.

  • The two ten-story buildings and one five-story building will have a profound and detrimental shadow impact upon the adjacent Spanish immersion public school, Marshall Elementary.
  • Noise and dust from the construction will significantly disrupt the children’s learning environment for at least two academic years.
  • The new parking garage will exit on the street parents and children use to access the school, causing significant pedestrian safety issues and increased traffic congestion.

The proposed project is not environmentally-sound transit-oriented development.

  • No parking spaces are required under city code for this site, yet the development includes a 163-car parking garage.
  • The project caters to higher income residents who use cars over public transit at much higher rates than lower income residents. The project will cause increased car traffic and carbon emissions. One hundred percent affordable housing at this site would house people who regularly use transit.

Thank you for your consideration.

 

Sincerely,

_________________

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